Share your enthusiasm for classic texts with other students. We will read a selection from Book 1 of Herodotus in translation and discuss the key themes with input from the tutor. No knowledge of Greek required, however, if you have studied Greek you will also benefit because we will be using bilingual texts.
The Ramayana and Mahabharata record a dramatic transition of Hinduism from the Vedic to the Puranic era. Besides detailed story lines, this course delves into socio-historical factors and political institutions that wrought these revolutionary changes.
Homer’s epic tale of Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War may now be over 2,500 years old but it still has much to tell us about the Ancient Greek world that is still relevant today. Explore this great work in translation.